Hidden costs Posted Sep 7, 2015
I took my wife to Las Vegas for her birthday to relax and see a couple of shows. We found a package deal on Travelocity for around $800 for 3 nights at the Wynn Encore, which included airfare on Frontier. The Encore is a lovely, luxury hotel and the staff was very friendly and helpful. However, we discovered that we also had to pay a resort fee and the food and drinks were quite expensive. Upon checking in the hotel clerk informed us that they were giving us a $100 credit to be used for food and drinks, which was nice. We ran into some friends at the pool and bought four mojitos at $16 each, so with tip that consumed most of the credit. The hotel also charges for using their internet and access to their exercise facilities. The split between hotel and airfare was about 50/50. The total cost for the hotel, including food and drinks at the hotel, was a little less than $1,000 or $~300 per night, which is still a good deal but make sure you figure in these hidden costs when planning your trip.